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Frank Paradise Billiard cue


Frank Paradise Billiard cue

I recently acquired one of these Frank Paradise cues ("Personal Name" over "Original by Frank Paradise") at an auction (in Michigan).

What is the best way to find out how much it's worth?

Frank Paradise Billiard cue

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  1. link5817billiardsforum on 11/24/2008 5:45:00 PM

    Hey Steve,

    Thanks for joining the forum. This post is in the correct forum (for pool cue chat) and so I've removed the cross posts.

    There is one thing I've found and it's that the more rare and unique the cue, the harder it is to value. This is because the cue itself has no value beyond the cost of the materials. It is actually the rarity, and the demand of a pool cue. It is only worth what others are willing to pay. This is typically established by looking at all of the same type of billiard cues that are for sale, and how many are buying at the prices offered. Since your pool cue may be more rare, it is hard to make observations about the value.

    Check antique billiard dealers, and consult also the billiard cue valuation guides sold on amazon.

    Good luck, and no need to post the same question to all of the other forums.

  2. link5817link5817 on 11/24/2008 6:34:43 PM

    I also have another cue that I can't identify (bought at the same auction). It has a small (~1/2 inch square) logo that looks like some kind of odd 4-legged mythical creature. It came with a case from McKernan Cue Case, Co. made of wood with a leather-braided handle.

    Any idea what this is?

  3. link5817billiardsforum on 11/25/2008 4:21:36 AM

    Hi Steve, You may want to check this thread out:

    It is from another pool player trying to determine a Frankie paradise pool cue value as found at a Sotheby's auction.

  4. link5817link5817 on 11/25/2008 6:55:28 AM

    Yes, I think I saw that before. Here are the pictures of the Frank Paradise pool cue.

  5. link5817quickshot on 11/25/2008 8:47:34 PM

    I have two suggestions. There is a Blue Book of Cues by Brad Simpson. If you have a Borders or one of the other major book stores, go in and browse and see if they have it. One of them may because it is sold on Amazon, (2) The Lakeland Library Cooperative in Grand Rapids MI has a copy . You may be able to get it throught the system.

  6. link5817Niki jkr on 5/30/2014 4:45:37 AM

    I also have a pool cue my dad obtained with the four legged creature.

    Can anyone identify the manufacturer and what its worth?

  7. link5817billiardsforum on 10/28/2016 11:09:24 PM

    Anyone wondering about the four-legged creature logo on the pool cue, it is an Adam Cue.

    Old post, I know, but it gets a lot of visits still, so I am posting for the benefit of future viewers looking for answers.

    pool cue with 4 legged creature

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Frank Paradise Billiard cue

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